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PhD Studentships – University of Reading

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PhD Studentships


The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences is delighted to invite applications for three fully funded PhD Studentships in research projects aligned with the expertise of one of our three Research Divisions: Psychopathology & Affective Neuroscience; Language, Development and Aging; and Perception, Cognition & Nutrition.

The studentships are named in honour of Professor Magdalen Vernon (1901-1991), who was the first female Head of the then Department of Psychology at the University of Reading, and a founding member of the Experimental Psychology Society.

Each of these three-year studentships covers fees at the UK/EU rate and a maintenance stipend of £14,496. International students are welcome to apply but must be able to pay the difference between UK/EU fees and international fees.


Applications are especially welcomed from female applicants. We also welcome applications for part-time and flexible working.


Housed in state-of-the-art facilities, the School has established itself as a leading centre for research. The School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences was ranked in the top 20 (15th) in the UK within its unit of assessment in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework based on research power. The successful candidates will join a thriving postgraduate research community of more than 70 PhD students who benefit from excellent support and resources from the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences ( and membership of the University Graduate School (

Further information on the research expertise in our Research Divisions can be obtained by emailing Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the School through this email address prior to making an online application through the University's admissions portal (

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